Ousted FBI Director James Comey is “not worried about any tapes” of conversations between him and President Donald Trump, an unnamed source “familiar with the matter” told CNN on Friday.
The source added that “if there is a tape, there’s nothing he is worried about” that could be on it.
Trump abruptly fired Comey on Tuesday. On Friday, he tweeted a warning to the ousted director:
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017
White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to clarify the tweet in a press briefing Friday, except to say that it wasn’t a threat.
NBC’s Ken Dilanian also reported that an unnamed source “close to Comey” had told him Friday morning: “He hopes there are tapes. That would be perfect.”
A source close to Comey told me this morning: “He hopes there are tapes. That would be perfect.”
— Ken Dilanian (@KenDilanianNBC) May 12, 2017